The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples
and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.
These were his instructions to them:
“The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest;
ask him to send more workers into his fields. Now go….” Luke 10:1-3
Jesus sent his disciples ahead to the places he planned to visit. Today he sends us. When we represent Jesus to someone, we plant a seed. Sometimes the seed takes root and sometimes it doesn’t. If it does, perhaps that person will soon encounter him.
Jesus said to pray for more workers. I’ve met many people who are naturally drawn to those with authentic, non-pretentious hearts for God.
Maybe America doesn’t have a shortage of people looking for God, but a shortage of people who can show them the way.
It isn’t easy. You’ll meet people who are opposed to Jesus, who will try to destroy you. Jesus said this always will be so.
Go anyway! Why? Because Jesus is sending you. And because the people you meet today matter to God.
Lord, we pray for more spiritual workers who first follow you, who then can show others the way.